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Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine and pediatrics dealing with the study of the function and diseases of the kidney.
Improved glycemic control can slow progression of ESRD in type 1 diabetic people

Improved glycemic control can slow progression of ESRD in type 1 diabetic people

People with type 1 diabetes who have developed kidney complications can slow the progression of their complications by improving control of their glycemic (blood glucose) levels over the long term. [More]
Thrasos presents positive results of THR-184 compound for treatment of acute kidney injury

Thrasos presents positive results of THR-184 compound for treatment of acute kidney injury

Thrasos Therapeutics, a biotherapeutics company focused on delivering new solutions for kidney disease, today presented preclinical results showing that its lead development compound THR-184 can effectively protect against loss of kidney function following acute ischemic injury in rat. [More]
Reduced glomerular filtration rate is independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer

Reduced glomerular filtration rate is independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer

Researchers who investigated the level of kidney function and subsequent cancer risk in more than one million adults have found that reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) — a key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD) — is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer but not other cancer types. [More]
Kidney transplant recipients live longer than patients on intensive home hemodialysis

Kidney transplant recipients live longer than patients on intensive home hemodialysis

A first-ever study from a large Canadian centre found that kidney transplant recipients lived longer and had better treatment success than patients on intensive home hemodialysis, but also had an increased risk of being hospitalized within the first year. [More]
Walking shown to improve clinical outcomes in patients with kidney disease

Walking shown to improve clinical outcomes in patients with kidney disease

A recent study indicates that walking can reduce the risks of premature death and the need for dialysis or kidney transplant among patients with kidney disease. [More]
Inflammation may accentuate age-related bladder function decline

Inflammation may accentuate age-related bladder function decline

Age-associated biochemical changes in the bladder may accentuate the inflammation associated with overactive bladder, study findings indicate. [More]
5-year survival of diabetic kidney transplant patients now on par with nondiabetic recipients

5-year survival of diabetic kidney transplant patients now on par with nondiabetic recipients

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that the five-year survival of diabetic kidney transplant patients is now on par with the five-year survival of nondiabetic kidney recipients. [More]
Study: Pravastatin slows down growth of kidney cysts in children, young adults with ADPKD

Study: Pravastatin slows down growth of kidney cysts in children, young adults with ADPKD

Results from a study by University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers show that pravastatin, a medicine widely used for treatment of high cholesterol, also slows down the growth of kidney cysts in children and young adults with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). [More]
Research may have "major implications" for treatment of urinary tract infections in children

Research may have "major implications" for treatment of urinary tract infections in children

A major new pediatric research study led by a Wayne State University researcher, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), has "major implications" for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in millions of American children. [More]
FDA approves Alexion’s Soliris drug for treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome

FDA approves Alexion’s Soliris drug for treatment of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) providing regular approval for Soliris® (eculizumab) for the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) to inhibit complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). [More]

DaVita Kidney Care expands care of kidney patients in Malaysia

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it acquired three hemodialysis centers from Malaysian dialysis provider Sinar Indentiti Sbn Bhd, further expanding its care of kidney patients in the country. [More]
Prenatal risk factors linked with development of chronic kidney disease in children

Prenatal risk factors linked with development of chronic kidney disease in children

Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect children's kidney health. [More]
President of ASN urges Congress to spur scientific innovation in kidney research through federal prize competition

President of ASN urges Congress to spur scientific innovation in kidney research through federal prize competition

Today the President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) urged Congress to spur scientific innovation in kidney research through a federal prize competition. [More]
Arnold Palmer Hospital cardiologists perform Florida's first pediatric implant of new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest

Arnold Palmer Hospital cardiologists perform Florida's first pediatric implant of new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest

Cardiologists at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children today performed Florida's first pediatric implant of a new device to prevent sudden cardiac arrest. [More]
Walking reduces high risk for heart disease in patients with kidney infection

Walking reduces high risk for heart disease in patients with kidney infection

Heart disease and infection are major complications and the leading causes of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. It is now well established that immune system dysfunction is involved in both of these pathological processes. [More]
Kidney disease patients with poor quality of life at increased risk of developing heart problems

Kidney disease patients with poor quality of life at increased risk of developing heart problems

Kidney disease patients with poor quality of life are at increased risk of experiencing progression of their disease and of developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The findings suggest that quality of life measurements may have important prognostic value in these individuals. [More]
Recommended daily sodium intake harmful for health, study finds

Recommended daily sodium intake harmful for health, study finds

A new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds evidence that the average daily sodium intake of most Americans is actually associated with better health outcomes than intake levels currently recommended by the CDC and major health departments, which are now being viewed by many in the scientific community as excessively and unrealistically low. [More]
Researcher honored with Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Translational Genomic Scholars Fellowship Award at ACMG

Researcher honored with Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Translational Genomic Scholars Fellowship Award at ACMG

Xiangling Wang, MD, PhD of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN was honored as the 2014-2015 recipient of the Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Clinical Genetics Combined Residency for Translational Genomic Scholars Fellowship Award at the ACMG 2014 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, TN. [More]
UCLA scientist wins $3M gift for research on structural properties of key proteins in kidney

UCLA scientist wins $3M gift for research on structural properties of key proteins in kidney

UCLA Scientist Dr. Ira Kurtz has received a $3 million gift from the Donald T. Sterling Foundation to fund research on the structural properties of key proteins in the kidney that affect its function in health and disease. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that regulates the body's immune response to CMV

Johns Hopkins researchers identify protein that regulates the body's immune response to CMV

Infectious disease specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center have identified a protein that regulates the body's immune response to cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that causes lifelong infections and can lead to devastating illness in newborns and those with weakened immune systems. [More]